Joe Anderson
ABOUT Joseph

As CEO and President, Joe Anderson has created a unique, ambitious business model utilizing advanced service, training, sales, and marketing strategies to grow Pure Financial Advisors into the trustworthy, client-focused company it is today. Pure Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), was ranked 15 out of 100 top ETF Power Users by RIA channel (2023), was [...]

Alan Clopine

Alan Clopine is the Executive Chairman of Pure Financial Advisors, LLC (Pure). He has been an executive leader of the Company for over a decade, including CFO, CEO, and Chairman. Alan joined the firm in 2008, about one year after it was established. In his tenure at Pure, the firm has grown from approximately $50 [...]

Published On
July 30, 2016

On YMYW podcast 51, Joe Anderson, CFP® & Alan Clopine, CPA discuss three major tax-saving strategies that might be going away: the backdoor Roth IRA, net unrealized appreciation (NUA) and the stretch IRA. Learn how you can take advantage of them before it’s too late. Original publish date July 30, 2016 (hour 1). Note that content may be outdated as rules and regulations have changed.

00:00 – Intro

04:07 – “That’s why the government is trying to get rid of it (the backdoor Roth IRA), because it’s a way for those who make a lot of money to do a Roth contribution kind of the backdoor way.”

05:25 – “The downside of doing a conversion is that you have to pay the tax on the dollars that go into the Roth.”

05:45 – “If you’re under 70 ½ and you have earned income, you can contribute to a traditional IRA.”

09:57 – “The most important investment, by far that you can make is an investment you make in yourself.”

11:56 – “Our opinion is that if you don’t have a Roth [IRA], start one now.”

17:17 – “You want to make sure you understand all of these rules to truly maximize the amount of tax-free income you have in retirement.”

20:32 – “We’re talking about a couple different strategies that you might want to consider before the door closes on you. We talked about backdoor Roth IRAs and here’s another one – net unrealized appreciation.”

24:04 – “Capital gain rates – event though they’re a lot cheaper than ordinary income rates, in some cases about half of ordinary income rates – the higher your capital gain, the higher the rate goes up.”

31:15 – “If you pass away with a retirement account, it is completely different from any other asset that you will pass on to the next generation.”

35:04 – “It’s a matter of taking control over your own taxes to figure this out so not only yourself will be in a better spot or your spouse, but your kids as well with regards to your IRA.”


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CFP® – The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. To attain the right to use the CFP® designation, an individual must satisfactorily fulfill education, experience and ethics requirements as well as pass a comprehensive exam. Thirty hours of continuing education is required every two years to maintain the designation.

AIF® – Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation is administered by the Center for Fiduciary Studies fi360. To receive the AIF Designation, an individual must meet prerequisite criteria, complete a training program, and pass a comprehensive examination. Six hours of continuing education is required annually to maintain the designation.

CPA – Certified Public Accountant is a license set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and administered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Eligibility to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam is determined by individual State Boards of Accountancy. Typically, the requirement is a U.S. bachelor’s degree which includes a minimum number of qualifying credit hours in accounting and business administration with an additional one-year study. All CPA candidates must pass the Uniform CPA Examination to qualify for a CPA certificate and license (i.e., permit to practice) to practice public accounting. CPAs are required to take continuing education courses to renew their license, and most states require CPAs to complete an ethics course during every renewal period.